Elf Owl
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Micrathene
Species: Micrathene whitneyi
The elf owl is the smallest owl in North America. Adults are only about 6 inches long from head to tail. Distinctive characteristics include a short tail, a V-shaped white stripe above their eyes, lack of ear tufts, and... More »
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Elf owl


Elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) 29APR12 Madera Canyon AZ ... They live in cacti much like some birds, using the shade and climate the tree provides. Elf owls ...

Elf Owl - Owl Facts and Information


The smallest owl found in North America is the Elf Owl. It is only about six inches tall ... They primarily eat invertebrates including crickets, moths, centipedes, and ...

Elf Owl Facts – What Do Elf Owls Eat - Birds Flight


Interesting elf owl facts about its physical characteristics, it's habitat, diet, and species. Click on for the most amazing bird facts on the internet.

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Feb 4, 2009 ... Elf owl at a wildlife rehabilitation center. I cannot remember why he is at the facility but he cannot be release so he is used for educational ...

Elf Owls (Micrathene whitneyi) - AvianWeb


The Elf Owls (Micrathene whitneyi) are nocturnal birds with bat-like flight that occur ... Males and females look identical, except females are typically about 3%  ...

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are still in the box, so it appears that the Elf Owl did not eat them, and instead covered them with nesting material. We shall see what the owl does next! May 20  ...

Amazing Facts About Elf Owls - Buzzle


Jul 5, 2013 ... The elf owl does not build its own nest; it dwells in tree holes dug by woodpeckers in trees like the oak, sycamore, or giant cacti. The elf owl ...

Owl Facts - Dialogue for Kids (Idaho Public Television)


But even among the owls, enjoying the nightlife does not always mean the same thing. ... Owls can be very small like the 5-inch elf owl or pretty big like the 2-foot tall great gray owl. ... To see what your visual field looks like try this experiment.

Elf owl | 17 animals amazingly adapted to thrive in deserts - MNN.com


Mar 4, 2014 ... An owl is a creature you might not expect to see in a desert, but the elf owl is quite at home in hot, sandy environments. These tiny owls are ... Artist treats his photographs like we treat the environment · Obama Running .... Jason Frost looks at the opposite shore after rescuing a swimming kitten. Fishermen ...

Helpful Resources

Elf Owl Fact Sheet - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


Elf Owls, like other owls have excellent night vision. They can't see in complete darkness, but they can see quite well in low-light. They also have excellent ...

Elf Owl


Because of their size, Elf Owls prey almost exclusively on arthropods like scorpions, moths, crickets, beetles, and spiders. Water in the desert can be hard to ...

Elf Owl - Micrathene whitneyi - Information, Pictures, Sounds


Jul 29, 2013 ... Flight is somewhat bat-like, but not as erratic. When danger approaches, an Elf Owl straightens its body, covers its lighter underparts with one ...

Elf Owl Biology - Owling.com


Other Common Names: Whitney's Elf Owl (whitneyi); Sanford's Elf Owl ... The Elf Owl does not have the typical feather structure enabling silent flight, as it is ...

Elf Owl Facts | Elf Owl Diet and Habitat - Animals Time


elf owl pictures What Do Elf Owls Eat | Elf Owl Facts. Elf owls primarily rely on smaller prey perhaps due to their weaker talons and feet. All prey is arthropods ...